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Over 2700 Smoke Shafts Air Pressure tested

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“Thank you for the Smoke shaft Air Pressure Test. The whole experience with ATSPACE has been a pleasure from the start and we are looking forward to working with you on the next job.”

Brian Keane - C.E.O, Cameron Ventures Group

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Smoke Shaft Air Leakage Testing

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Air leakage testing to Vent Riser Shafts with Mechanical Smoke Ventilation Systems (MSVS) to ATTMA TS1 Standard. Accredited Report Issued
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X1 Smoke Shaft £479
Additional Shaft(s) Same Visit £217

Cost Variances - Super Remote Locations - No. of smoke shafts we can test per day

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Passive House Air Testing:
Passive House Standard is a voluntary standard established in Germany in 1990. Achieving under 0.6 Air Changes an Hour. This standard is there to ensure that the ecological footprint  of your build is as low as possible. 

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Commercial Air Testing:
You will need a commercial air test to ensure you comply with the requirements set out in Part L of the building regulations. Take a look at our full suite of Commercial Air pressure testing services.

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Air Tightness Drawing Review:
Desktop Drawing Review to identify potential design flaws and/or anomalies with the air tightness strategy. Best way to achieve a low air permeability come test day.

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Ventilation Flow Rate:
Commissioning and Balancing: Ventilation Testing refers to Part F of the building regulations. Ventilation Testing goes hand in hand with air pressure testing. You quite simply can’t have one without the other.

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Uncomplicated Compliance

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Certified Level 1 & 2 ATTIMA & IATS

ATSPACE undertakes smoke shaft air pressure testing to conform to the regulations. The test itself will check that the shaft is air tight, with a target of 3.8m3/(h.m2) @ 50Pa. When smoke is detected in a lobby area, the fire damper situated in the smoke shaft will open, and the ventilation hatch at the top of the lobby staircase also opens to allow the smoke to follow the air path down and up into the smoke shaft. The mechanical extractor, located on the roof, pulls the air up the shaft, expelling the smoke safely. Keeping the smoke shaft air tight stops the smoke dispersing in the shaft and into any adjacent compartments.

All ATSPACE engineers are fully accredited and with over 2700 smoke shaft pressure tests under their belt so you’re in safe hands. You need to ensure that you are compliant with these regulations, as they are imperative! There is no room for error with these tests. If you have any confusion, you can speak to us at ATSPACE. We will be happy to talk through any of your concerns. Sometimes, with these building regulations, you can feel like you have a lot of red tape, but you don’t have to worry, we are here to help you every step of the way!

We can provide next-day certificates and offer our best price guarantee. Generally, our clients find that involving us as early as possible saves them the most money. Our expert advice helps them avoid expensive remedial work, ensuring all their smoke shafts pass first time.

ATSPACE was formed in 2008 and is still strong with over 250 5-Star Google reviews. We do “deliver beyond compliance”.

 Please get in touch to discuss your next smoke shaft air pressure testing requirements.

Get the most out of your smoke shaft air pressure testing with our full suite of services. NO.1 in Compliance.

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A smoke shaft test is there to protect you! In the event of a fire, a smoke vent system will remove the smoke from the building. A smoke shaft riser is a critical structure. The test itself is carried out to ensure that the system works correctly and effectively. You need to ensure there are no leaks, so the system can draw up the smoke successfully. The test is simple, but if leaks are found, you will need an experienced engineer to diagnose the air paths. Experience isn’t something we at ATSPACE are short of. With over 12 years in the field, we know exactly how to undertake such tests.

What can we do?

  • • Smoke Shaft Air Pressure Testing Certification

  • • Same day quotation

  • • Experienced Engineers

  • • Completed over 2700 smoke shaft air pressure tests

  • • 95% customer satisfaction score

 ATSPACE boasts a client base from self-builders to national house builders, and everyone in between, offering leading design, consultancy and compliance for every part of your project, at any stage. ATSPACE is determined to offer a stress-free experience, which is why we specialise in ‘uncomplicated compliance’.

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Smoke Shaft Air Pressure Testing - Questions Answered

How is an Air Pressure Test Performed?

Air pressure tests are common tests performed on both commercial and residential buildings. Knowledge is power and knowing exactly what happens during these tests can only help ensure you get the best from your build.

Do I Need an Air Tightness Test?

 If you're building a new build property the answer is yes. If you're building a commercial premise over 500 square metres, the answer is also yes, you do require an airtightness test.

Can I Save Money on my Bills by Achieving a Lower Air Test Score?

The answer is simply yes, you can. If we can keep heat in your build, you won't have to work your systems so hard. If we can stop the infiltration of cold air from uncontrolled measures, such as holes and gaps in your fabric, then yes, we can keep heat in the home longer, which ultimately means lower running costs. Want to know more?

Case Studies

Take a look at some of the many ways we’ve helped our clients achieve building compliance success on their projects.

"Just a note to thank ATSPACE for the excellent service received on this most recent project. Your engineer put himself out to ensure that the Smoke shaft Air Pressure Test was carried out with the minimum of fuss (in a very tricky environment) and was a pleasure to have on site"

Olly Wigg Director, Bowson Leeway Homes

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“ATSPACE helped us through our regulations from start to finish and without them we would have been lost"

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Bring All Your Compliance Under 1 Roof. No work is Sub- Contracted out

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Whether you’re working on a residential or commercial development, rely on us to take care of all your design, consulting, compliance and certification requirements, whatever the stage of your project. When everything is under one roof, why go anywhere else?

Design & planning, part built, as built or energy certification, you can be confident that your project will meet compliance every step of the way. All work is done in-house by our team of dedicated engineers and energy assessors, so you can be sure of an efficient, thorough and top-quality service. To find out more about our multi-disciplinary service offering, simply select the service you require by clicking the icons below. In a rush? Contact us now and get put straight through to a technical expert who will handle your enquiry efficiently.

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